anywhere near
See: ANYTHING LIKE or ANYWHERE NEAR.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • anywhere\ near — • anything like • anywhere near adv Nearly. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms nothing like or nowhere near . It s not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday. Do you think that gold… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • anywhere near — [with negative or in questions] (used for emphasis) at all near I wouldn t dream of letting a surgeon anywhere near my eyes ■ remotely close to in extent, level, or scope imitations rarely look anywhere near as good as the real thing …   Useful english dictionary

  • anywhere near — See: ANYTHING LIKE or ANYWHERE NEAR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not anywhere near near — not anywhere near/nowhere near idiom far from; not at all • The job doesn t pay anywhere near enough for me. Main entry: ↑nearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not anywhere near — …   Useful english dictionary

  • anywhere — adverb also anyplace Ame 1 in or to any place: Sit anywhere, there are plenty of seats. | Tropical fruit used to be hard to find in Britain but now you can buy it anywhere. (+ in): Apparently that restaurant does the best curry anywhere in London …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere — an|y|where W3S1 [ˈeniweə US wer] adv also anyplace AmE 1.) in or to any place ▪ Sit anywhere you like. ▪ You can buy clothes like these anywhere. ▪ I don t want to live in London, but I d be happy living anywhere else . 2.) used in questions to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • near — near1 W1S1 [nıə US nır] adv, prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(short distance away)¦ 2¦(short time before)¦ 3¦(almost doing something)¦ 4¦(amount or level)¦ 5¦(similar)¦ 6 near perfect/impossible etc 7 draw near 8 (as) near as damn it 9 near enough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere — [[t]e̱ni(h)weə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV INDEF: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV cl/group You use anywhere in statements with negative meaning to indicate that a place does not exist. I haven t got anywhere to live... There had never been such a beautiful… …   English dictionary

  • near — near1 [ nır ] function word *** Near can be used in the following ways: as a preposition: I lived near the school. I ll write and let you know nearer the time. as an adverb: Come nearer, and I ll tell you the whole story. as an adjective: I went… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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